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Tag: electrical-engineering

Modifying a Laptop for Improved Cooling

My aging laptop was having trouble keeping up. It slowed to a crawl. Even opening up more than one tab in Chrome seemed to be too much for it. That's when I decided to take things into my own hands...

How to Fix a Selfie Stick

My wife recently bought a selfie stick at Target for $5. It worked the first couple times she tried it after bringing it home from the store. However, problems emerged a few weeks later when she...

Reverse Engineering an Electric Blanket

My electric blanket has a "feature" that I really hate. It turns off automatically after "8 hours". I put "8 hours" in quotation marks, because I don't believe that's true. It seems like it often...

PCB Stackup Thickness

I just found out today that there is a standard for how thick a PCB should be: 0.062 inches (1.57 mm). This is true for 2, 4 and 6 layer boards, at least.

NCG EE Interview Questions

Here are some questions I've heard or wouldn't be surprised to hear asked in interviews for new college graduate positions for electrical engineers in America.